Posted on December 29, 2015 by By Carol Hartzog Communications

Eye on housing

By Stephen Melman

Editor’s note: With the end of 2015 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In May, we published survey data regarding home construction trends.


Based on a December 2014 survey of builders, the Walk-in Closet in the Master Bedroom and the Laundry Room ranked as the top two features builders are most likely to include in new 2015 homes. Scored by a choice of Very Likely equal to 5 and a Not at All Likely choice equal to 1, these top two features rated at 4.9 and 4.8 respectively.

Some 98 percent of the builder responses rated the Walk-in Closet as a 5 or 4, and a slightly smaller share of 96 percent rated the Laundry Room as a 5 or 4. Both features speak to improving organization and storage characteristics of new homes.

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